Plant ID forum: My plant

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Buffalo NY
cdesrosiers
Jul 3, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Hi so I've had this plant for a little bit over a year now. I got it as a gift from new job when I had started. My boss told me it was an Orchid. Well I've been trying to keep up with it & I looked up Orchid types to see what I needed to do because one of the leaves is severely brown & just turned yellow. I noticed the leaves of my plant did not look like an orchid at all. I looked up the leave online and noticed that I think I have An anthrium plant. It hasn't bloomed since last year. I was terrible with caring for it when I first got it so ive been trying to be consistent with planing 6 ice cubes in it weekly & I believe I have it in indirect sunlight. I wanted to see what I should do to get it to re-bloom, what I should do about the yellow leaf, and I'm curious if it needs to be re-potted? The flowers were pink on this one and I'm hoping there's a chance I can get it to re-bloom! The pink pot is the pot it's been in I realized the little black pot has holes in the bottom. It was inside of the pink one. The pink one appears to be tin.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 3, 2017 12:05 PM CST
It is an Anthurium but don't feel bad that you thought it was an orchid. I took my huge Anthurium (full of big red flowers) to our last Orchid Show and had a couple of very confused people. More than one of our Society members said they hadn't realized Anthurium were orchids. Sighing!

What yours needs. Water. Your plant's pot is sitting in a closed container (the pink bucket). Use the pink bucket like a saucer and leave a little water in there all the time. You cannot drown an Anthurium.

Light. Very, very bright light, but no direct sun.

And stop with the ice cubes. Next time you feel an inclination to water with ice cubes, fill a bucket with ice and sit with your bare feet in it until the ice cubes have melted. Smiling

Just cut the yellow leaf off, they will die occasionally.
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Buffalo NY
cdesrosiers
Jul 3, 2017 12:08 PM CST
Thank you! When I cut the yellow leaf should I cut it close to the end of it??
Do you think it's fine in the container its in? My co-worker told me I should re-pot it?
& as far as re-blooming do you think I'll see flowers again? I noticed new little leaves growing on it !
Sorry for all the questions in superrrrr brand new at caring for plants !
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 3, 2017 12:12 PM CST
Cut the dead leaf stems close to the plant. You can leave a little 'tail' sticking out - that will drop off in time. The pot size if fine.

Yes, with time and better light, it will bloom. Do you remember what color it was? I ask because the red ones are better (and easier) re-bloomers than the other colors.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Buffalo NY
cdesrosiers
Jul 3, 2017 12:17 PM CST
It was pink ! When I got it it had 3 little pink flowers on it & I was so bad with the once a week ice cube thing. I tried following the instructions it had on the paper. So moving forward I'll do regular water! Should I make sure to keep the soil moist at all times etc ? Should I put more water in it now? I had put the cubes Friday and the soil feels a bit moist.
And I think this would be my last question, are those brown leaf looking things around the bulb normal?
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Jul 4, 2017 7:36 AM CST
The brown leaf looking things around the stem (not bulb) are leaf sheaths. Each new leaf is encased in one of these until it emerges, then the sheath withers and dies back - they're perfectly normal. You can gently pull them off or leave them, either way is fine.

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